NDY receives certificate of appreciation for leadership in Security, Government and SCEC.

NDY has been presented with a certificate of appreciation, in recognition of NDY’s contribution to security professional development, in hosting the ASIS International Security Event in Canberra.

ASIS is the largest association of security professionals, with over 38,000 members in 92 countries. The mission of the society is to generally improve professionalism in the security discipline, including developing global security standards, and providing Board certification in security management (Certified Protection Professional – CPP), personnel security investigations (Professional Certified Investigator – PCI) and physical security (Physical Security Professional – PSP).

ASIS events are for security professionals and practitioners to trade ideas and learn from each other. Many Australian Government Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC) consultants are members, and these events are a valuable professional development tool.

NDY’s Lead Security Consultant Mark Jarratt, CPP, was selected to chair and present at the event. As one of only around 70 SCEC consultants in the world, and with experience in Australian government security zones, Mark was the ideal choice. He is also a former ASIS volunteer, holding several leadership positions, including Vice-President, ASIS Australia Region.

“The event was very well attended, with around triple the turnout of last year, says Jarratt. “We received a huge amount of positive feedback, and all the attendees said they got a lot out of it.”

The event summarised the Australian Government security zones, from Zone 1, which is publicly accessible and essentially uncontrolled, all the way through to Zone 5, areas where highly classified national security information is discussed, evaluated, processed, and stored.

Mark spoke on the different physical and electronic security requirements for the zones. Attendees included Project Managers, Architects, Interior Designers, Agency Security Personnel, Defence staff, ASIO representatives, Construction Managers, Builders, and other SCEC consultants.

Mark also went through the process for certification and accreditation of zones, and the role of Agency Security Advisers and ASIO T4.

NDY is a significant player in the Australian government security field, with substantial projects for clients including the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and Department of Defence currently underway.

“We wanted to show the NDY commitment to security industry professional development, and by hosting events like this, we can improve the capabilities of industry professionals, and provide a greater level of understanding of asset protection principles to a wide variety of sectors. This helps us all, by providing a secure built environment, and expanding the understanding and opportunities of the overall building security market”.

The certificate was presented to NDY by Mr Peter Bourke, CPP, ACT Chapter Chairman of ASIS international, in recognition of this exceptional event, which enabled attendees to better understand the risk mitigation, controlled access and asset protection requirements involved in the SCEC specialisation.

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